Bleeding Gums and When to be Concerned

Bleeding Gums and When to be ConcernedMany patients see our Los Angeles periodontist because they are concerned about their gums bleeding, usually after they brush and floss their teeth. Bleeding gums can be the result of any number of issues including:

• Changes in certain behaviors in dental care
• Various diseases
• Prescription medications
• Tobacco use
• Periodontal disease

Gum disease is when the gums begin to recede, which can result in infection, but it can also make your gums bleed. Gum disease can ultimately lead to tooth loss, so if you feel you are at risk of developing periodontal disease, pay a visit to our dentists right away.

Your gums could also bleed due to not enough brushing and flossing. Practicing good dental habits every day can effectively prevent the buildup of plaque and tartar, and it can put you less at risk of developing an inflammation. Taking certain healthy precautions can prevent bleeding gums causes to occur, and you will feel much better about your health.

Never think for a moment that bleeding gums are normal. If you experience this, getting early treatment can drastically improve your quality of life.

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